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We Were On A Break

Remember when Ross and Rachel were “on a break?” If you do not, I am firstly really surprised because almost EVERYBODY alive at the time was watching “Friends” when it originally aired. Those that were born after are watching it or binging it now. I am also really sad...

Keep it Simple Silly/Sugar/Sunshine

I got a text from a friend of mine the other day. It said, “I am so happy!” Technically, there was another word between “so” and “happy” which maybe would not be appropriate for a public/professional blog. We will just say that she wanted me to know that she was...

Sometimes, Perspective Is Everything

Happy New Year!  I know! I know! We are pushing February.  The year is not so new anymore. Looking back those three weeks or so, was anybody else as surprised as I was that so many people were sooooo ready to be done with 2019?  Personally, I do not remember the year,...

What’s In A Name?

The alarm goes off and you hit the snooze.  That repeats every 10 minutes or so until you get sick of it and turn the alarm off all the way, only to roll over yet again. It is not that you did not get enough sleep.  It is not even really because you are tired. It is...

Pride

Meet Jeffrey. Jeffrey is a 25-year-old white male. He just finished a master’s degree in the social service industry and landed a job a couple levels above entry level in is chosen career. Jeffrey is the youngest of three but is the first of the three to go to...

Small Things Often

A common struggle for many couples is the art of communication. How can it be improved? Why are the same fights happening over and over again? How can a couple have a happy relationship with healthy communication? According to the experts John and Julie Gottman, the...

Nutrition & Mental Health

“You are what you eat,” true or false? While you aren’t going to turn into a French fry if that is all you eat, what you eat does affect you, and can have a substantial impact on mental health. With so many vowing to eat healthier, this time of year, this is the...

Cabin Fever

It’s January – in Chicago – and the forecast we hear lately is comprised of more snow, dropping temperatures, treacherous driving conditions due to icy roads, blustery winds, bitter cold, etc. Not many of us want to leave the comfort of our couches or beds...

Some Basics to Practicing Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness you ask? It is “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us”. Usually when I suggest to my clients to practice Mindfulness I get a...

Welcome!

Hi.  Thank you for taking the time to read this. I wanted to introduce us!   Essentially You Counseling and Wellness Services, LLC opened its doors in December of 2017.  We are a team of licensed therapists who all share the vision of helping others realize their true...